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Norfolk: Stanford

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Stanford is about 7 miles N. of Thetford.
See also Stanfield. and Stanhoe.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Tricker, Roy
All Saints', Stanford, Norfolk.
[Stanford, The Church, 1981]

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Stanford with Sturston 1699-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, monograph series no.22, 1987]
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Stanford was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Stanford is in Grimshoe Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Grimshoe Hundred
Description of Grimshoe Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

McLean, J.
Miss Reeve: The account of a Norfolk woman and the Stanford battle area.
[ISBN 0952378302, Dereham, 1994]
Reeve, Lucilla Maud
Farming on a battleground, by a Norfolk Woman.
[ISBN 0900616601, Wymondham, Geo.R.Reeve, 2000]
[Originally published 1949]
Reeve, Lucilla Maud
The earth no longer bare, and other essays, by a Norfolk Woman.
[Wymondham, Geo.R.Reeve, The Model Press, 1948?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

In 1942 the Stanford Training Area (Stanta) was established, and the villages of Buckenham Tofts, Langford, Stanford, Sturston, Tottington and West Tofts were evacuated.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
18111919  97
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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March 2009